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provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> breaking now at 5:00, a dangerous scene along a busy orange county road. what deputies say a man did that put other drivers at risk. >> first, though, a teen who police say wreaked terror on an entire community could be heading to prison for the rest of his life. conrad schaefer was only 15 years old when investigators say he led a group of friends on a shooting spree that lasted for weeks. this is news 6 at 5:00 getting results. i'm matt austin. >> i'm lisa bell. today schaefer pleaded guilty to
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murder as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. news 6 reporter eric sandoval covered the shootings when they happened. he was also in court today. what do the families have to say about this? >> well, you know, with family members of victims in cases like these, they're usually not happy about plea deals. i found a very different story in this case. in this case they were actually very happy because this gunman could go to jail for the rest of his life and, keep in mind, this when this happened. so that is a very long time. >> are you disappointed that he pleaded guilty? >> oh, no, not at all. not at all. >> family members say what happened in court today was actually welcome news. investigators say a man was killed along with a 17-year-old as part of a shooting spree in osceola county in 2013 that lasted weeks. they say 15-year-old conrad schaefer spearheaded it with a
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his father was sentenced to four months in prison because of it. >> today his son came to court for a plea deal. >> how old are you, mr. schaefer? >> i'm 18. >> he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. in exchange, all the other charges against him alleging he shot up more than a dozen houses will be dropped. >> honestly, he knows he did it, and he, right now, i think him pleading guilty is the best thing for him. it is. >> is it the best thing for your family, too? >> yes, it is. >> state attorney jeff ashton says he expects the defense to put up a fight during sentencing, especially given schaefer's age. >> i know teenagers do dumb things, but, you know, how does a kid ever come to the point where shooting somebody else is something that they thought as an experience they would like to have? >> now, if schaefer is sentenced to life in prison, when he's sentenced in april, he'll be testing out a brand-new state
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juvenile is sentenced to life in prison, they get hearings every 15 to 25 years or so to see if they can be rehabilitated. on another note, the state attorney says he is glad a jury didn't hear this case today. see why, coming up at 6:00. for now, we're live at the osceola county courthouse, eric sandoval, news 6. >> thank you. >> now to some breaking news in orange county. deputies tell us a man caused multiple crashes and then tried to steal a car. sky 6 flew over the scene on pine hills road this afternoon. the suspect hit cars and tried to carjack someone before running off. he was caught a short time later. right now, we're working to learn more about the suspect and why all this happened. we'll bring you more details as soon as we get them, right here on news 6 and >> an arrest in a disturbing case in marion county. deputies tell us a man put a hidden camera in a rest room at a tobacco store. it was found on monday at
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southwest 93rd court off state road 200. deputies arrested jonathan johnson after a woman found a fake plant that had a lens inside it. we're told johnson went back into the rest room and removed the camera. deputies later found it in a nearby storm drain. johnson is charged with video voyeurism and he's out of jail tonight. >> well, it was a wet start to the weekend in parts of central florida. but taking a look at this live shot of downtown, it kind of looks like the sky is opening up in spots in between some pretty dark clouds. could more wet weather, though, wash out your weekend plans? chief meteorologist tom sorrells god. >> looks like it, doesn't it? >> he's pinpointing the rain for us tonight. what can we expect? >> don't you hear the angels when you see that shot? >> we do, yeah. >> it's beautiful. it sums up the whole day. starting out with the fog but the rain is leaving us now and the sun is battling back through the clouds to bring it all in this evening.
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light rain lingers along 95. other than those little spots, not much left, which is all good news. your on-the-town forecast for tonight, mostly cloudy or at least mixed clouds into the night. by 9:00, we're at 67. by 10 p.m., 66. the fog makes a comeback. i've got a feeling that just like last night, visibilities will be dropping by 11 p.m. i'll be here to track it into the night. just know fog tonight and tomorrow things change again. i'll be back to track the warm-up tomorrow and the arrival of the rain for you. >> thank you, tom. >> don't forget, you can get breaking weather alerts and live pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> breaking news now in mexico. the country's president says the notorious drug lord caught on camera breaking out of prison six months ago has been caught. video. it shows joaquin el chapo guzman breaking out of prison back in
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el chapo is often called the most powerful drug trafficker in the world. the mexican president made the announcement on twitter saying "mission accomplished. we have him." police say several people working for el chapo were killed during his capture. >> now to breaking news on your money. stocks took another significant drop to fun the week. the dow fell 170 points and the nasdaq and s&p lost 1% each. the drop comes after stocks were up much of the day. the dow has dropped more than a thousand points this year in just five days of trading. >> it is a story we've been following for three days now. orange county homeowners who have been dealing with a pretty stinky problem might have to wait a little longer. >> trash pickup has fallen so far behind it will take extra work this weekend to catch up. new at 5:00, we're getting a look at the damage one man says
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news 6 reporter justin warmoth has been getting answers on this all day and joins us now live. you talked with county officials. do they know when this will finally be cleared up? >> well, in short, lisa, no. they say it will take some time before they can work out all of the kinks with the new contractor. in fact, you can see trash and recycling in this neighborhood still has not been picked up at this hour. officials want folks to remain patient during this process. however, for many, their patience is running thin. >> new year's day was the first day orange county started picking up residents' trash with their new automated trucks. it was also the day one of those same trucks caused more than $6,000 worth of damage to this car. a news 6 viewer sent us these pictures, saying the truck's mechanical arm went right through the hood. we're told the contractor took care of the damages, but this is just one of many problems residents have had with the new system.
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the place. it's ridiculous. if the system wasn't screwed up, don't fix it. >> he lives in east orange county and he's one of several folks who had to wait a number of days to have his trash picked up. the trucks come to his neighborhood on tuesdays and he says it wasn't until 7:00 thursday night until his was gone. >> of course it's a headache for me because i'm old. and i have two or three little plastic bags of garbage a week. >> county officials admit their new system has fallen behind. in fact, jim becker, who oversees trash operations for the county, says additional trucks are being called in this weekend to help get everyone's trash scooped up. >> our haulers are out. they will pick everything up and they're going to be working tomorrow for any areas they missed during the week. so be confident and patient, if you can. >> now, some of the trucks that
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assisting with the overload of trash are the old trucks. so officials say if you need to, you can get those individual bags and put them right next to where you're going to put your trash if it still hasn't been picked up and they'll get to it as quickly as possible. folks are just downright frustrated with this new service. >> yes, they are. justin warmoth reporting live tonight in orange county. thank you. >> we have learned the name of the man who died in a shooting in orange county. deputies tell us darren verritt was found outside a home in pine hills last night near greenfield avenue and silver star road. a second man showed up at the hospital with several gunshot wounds. just a short time after this. deputies are working to learn if the two cases are in fact related. if you know anything about this, call the sheriff's office. >> big trouble for a volusia county mom. daytona beach police say she left her child with a neighbor and then fought with officers. we're told the woman told a
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child anymore and didn't care if police were called. police tell us she was naked when officers arrived. we're told she even urinated on them when they tried to handcuff her. she's charged with child neglect and resisting arrest. the child is in d.c.f. custody. >> a wallet snatched from a woman inside an orange county store. the victim got her wallet back because someone chased down the thief. this happened yesterday afternoon at walgreen's on south o.b.t. north of holden avenue. we're told rodney peters let a woman ahead of him in line and he then grabbed her wallet and took off. according to deputies, a witness chased him down the street and got the wallet back. we're told peters had already taken $99 in cash out of the wallet by the time he was caught. he's charged with robbery and petty theft. >> it's a question all orlando city fans want to know. will the new stadium be ready during the 2016 season? >> coming up later, what the club tells news 6 about its schedule this year.
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point-blank range. why the mayor of one of america's largest cities says prevented. >> we have big changes coming in the weather this weekend. we'll get some fog and sun and another cold front, colder air about right there. it's 57 in memphis and 53 in atlanta and still 71 in orlando. i'll be back to pinpoint the saturday. >> and courtroom drama. as the mom of the affluenza teen told a judge that has him fuming. >> things are moving on i-4 near
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>> an officer shot and in what police are calling an ambush. >> a suspect fired at the officer 13 times with a gun stolen from police more than two years ago. >> i've been shot and bleeding heavily. >> that's the radio transmission
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moments after three bullets hit him at point-blank range. the shots hit his left arm. he shot back and shot the suspect. he was arrested several blocks away. philly's mayor says the shooting has him outraged. >> we're happy he's alive. there's too many guns on our streets. i think our national government needs to do something about that. >> the officer underwent surgery for a broken arm and nerve damage. he's still hospitalized. >> in boston another police officer was shot during a violent encounter. police say the officer was in plain clothes working with a drug control unit. he was shot in the leg and rushed to the hospital. he is expected to recover and the suspect is in jail tonight. >> today marks five years since a deadly shooting spree in arizona. >> yeah, you'll remember this one. it hurt congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six people, a 9-year-old girl and a u.s. district court judge were among those who died back in january of 2011.
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congress on your corner event when 22-year-old jared loughner opened fire. he was arrested a short time later and currently serving a life sentence in prison. authorities believe giffords was the target of that attack. >> now to a heated moment in court for the mom of the so-called affluenza teen. >> get this. she appeared before a judge today and complained about the conditions in her jail cell. tonya couch made the comments in a texas courtroom earlier today. couch and her son, ethan, were found in mexico late last month after disappearing a few weeks earlier. prosecutors say ethan violated his probation from his conviction in a 2013 drunk people. tonya remains in a jail in texas while ethan is still being held in mexico city. as for her complaints about her jail cell, a local sheriff told resort." i love that line there. >> that's pretty good. >> tomorrow night's
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>> top prize has soared to $800 million. it's by far the largest lottery jackpot ever in these wonderful united states. the prize has gone up because of ticket sales. some states reported more than a million dollars in sales in just one hour. with sales like that, lottery experts say the pot, which is going to grow even bigger. so you can catch the drawing live on and if you receive push alerts through our news 6 mobile app, we'll send you the winning numbers right after the drawing. it's almost up to the point where it's so much money it would make you a bad person if you won. what do you think? >> no way! >> i'm still going to play. >> i had that conversation with danny treanor who said you wouldn't want to win that. >> you can give it away. i'm not saying give all of it away but most of it away. >> he said it would blow me up and make me fee invincible. what do you think? >> no way.
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>> look at the radar now. we're tracking cloud cover in central florida as the sun is setting and finally broke through the clouds. you can see the visible satellite image. i'm losing it because the sun is setting. the clouds did break just enough to let the sunshine in and pop our temperature just like that to 70 degrees. it turned out to be a pretty good day. visible satellite also showing you the cold front that's going to come sweeping in here over the course of the weekend. not tonight but by this time tomorrow night. rainfall, okay, we had some. we did. scattered showers off and on throughout the day today. but here we are tonight at this late hour. it's 5:18 and we're left with remnants showers from palm bay, outside of the area. at 4:00, we were holding at 69 until we popped. the high is 72. normal is 71. the record is 86. the overnight low this morning was 59. overnight lows, we were 10
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daytime high only 1 degree warmer than normal. we're kind of in that zone. gainesville. we hit 66 in palm coast. 72 did it today in the villages. right now, we're still at 71 and, look, bam, bam, bam, 71 in orlando and melbourne and leesburg. winds from the north-northeast at 3. other temperatures, 70 in the villages. 66 in ocala. 73 in kissimmee. rain is leaving. clouds are breaking apart and so our temperatures are dropping, just enough of a cloud deck hanging in there we can't go totally clear. for tomorrow. it's going to be a weird day. overnight tonight, by 11:00, cloud deck is still hanging on. the fog that bothered us yesterday sets back up for tomorrow morning. another day of dense fog early on tomorrow and then by 6 a.m., 7 a.m., it's going to start to dry out. by 8:00, definitely turned by noon tomorrow we have sunshine and we get warm.
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for a high. by be careful and make your plans accordingly for tomorrow afternoon. sunday, no worries. i think it's all a go. overnight low tonight, 58 in palm coast. 62 in melbourne. 59 in leesburg. and the overnight low tonight in the city beautiful is 60. here's tomorrow. >> saturday on the way. 73 degrees by noon tomorrow. the high tomorrow, 78. and then a cold front gets here. the rain starts, lasts about an hour and a half and it's gone. come sunday, the high is 73. back to work on monday, the high is 63. overnight lows monday and tuesday of next week will be in the mid-40's. yeah! >> break out the leather jacket one more time. >> all right. thank you very much, tom. we appreciate it. >> orlando city's 2016 schedule is out but something is missing.
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says its new stadium is not mentioned in its plans for next season. and a roadside emergency with a happy ending. how a quick-thinking trooper helped deliver what he called a miracle. >> new at 5:30, today kicks off racing season in daytona beach. what fans say about their first glimpse at the new speedway. >> remember, news 6 is always on, your smartphone and your tablet. take us with you. guys, to celebrate super bowl 50 i'm rewarding fans with a special offer. order a large pizza and get a second large pizza for 50 cents. 50 cents?! that's pocket change! if only we had pockets...
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>> some disturbing video of a teacher off the job tonight. this happened near atlanta. the video appears to show a teacher drag a student out of the classroom by his hoodie. the teacher asked the 14-year-old student to remove the hoodie. he refused and she dragged him out the doorway here. you can see that where he fell to the ground. the teacher is on paid leave. the students' family say they're satisfied with how the situation is being handled. >> yesterday we told you orlando city soccer released its schedule for next season. >> as we were looking through the schedule, there was something we noticed was missing. there's no mention of orlando
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so we asked team officials about it. the club tells news 6 it's not sure when the stadium, which you can see here under construction last month, will open. so for now, all home games are listed as taking place at the citrus bowl. the team says the schedule will be updated once they know when the fatality will be finished. the club initially targeted this summer for its big opening. >> some good news for the u.s. economy. >> the labor department is calling 2015 a strong year for job growth nationwide. american employers added more than 2.5 million jobs last year. 292,000 of those were added in december. it was the second best year for job gains since 1999. americans also saw their paychecks go up. wages grew 2.5% in december, matching the gains in october which were the best in six years. >> the official unemployment rate remains at 5%. the labor department says the rate didn't change because more people are now looking for work.
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along a busy highway. troopers helped a woman give birth on the side of the road and a dash-cam video caught it all. it happened along the garden state parkway in new jersey. you can see the trooper rush to help the soon to be mom in the passenger seat. he and a second trooper showed up after the woman's husband called for help. the trooper in this video said he knew he had to act quickly. >> i cleared the airway, turned the baby's head to the side. i knew she had to continue pushing. that's what we did. we gave her instructions and the baby came out. >> the baby came out. the mom and baby are both happy and healthy. and, get this, it's the second time in less than a month that trooper helped deliver a baby on the same highway. >> same highway? >> he has some experience. it's such a wonderful moment for, you know, any couple to be giving birth. >> sure. >> but if it's caught on a dash cam -- >> that's not a good sign at
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i'm sure the dad was happy anybody showed up. don't make me catch this wet baby on my own. >> you make it sound so great. >> it's very romantic. trust me. >> for the third time, a judge has ruled a 77-year-old orange county man is incompetent to stand trial. the reason the charges against fleetwood peeples, jr. could be dropped altogether by his next hearing. plus more than 100 people are behind bars after a drug bust in lake county. how the operation led to a break in a cold murder case. >> you're watching news 6 at 5:00, getting results for central florida. this is another live look over downtown orlando on this friday afternoon. that's not a bad-looking sunset. chief meteorologist tom sorrells will have your weekend forecast, coming up in just minutes.
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